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Design a Brain Experiment Contest
September 5, 2012

The Dana Foundation is sponsoring a "Design a Brain Experiment Contest" for high school students in the United States. The challenge is to design an original brain-related experiment. You do not actually do the experiment. Rather you write up a research proposal as if you were going to do the experiment.

Use your knowledge about the brain and the scientific method of inquiry to create a strong proposal. Be creative with your project!

Each teacher, school official or afterschool program coordinator can submit up to 5 experiments. The winning experiment will receive a $500 prize and the second place project will receive $250. The deadline for the competition is January 17, 2013, and the winner will be announced during Brain Awareness Week in March, 2013.

For more detailed information about the contest, see the Dana Foundation web site at:

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